All I Want Are Shapeless Dresses

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Lately I’ve been feeling some kind of way. I’m sick of sweatpants, jeans sometimes feel like a bridge too far, and any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is…out. This is one part pandemic and one part the aging process (I can’t even bring myself to type out ‘pre-menopausal,’ so let’s just skip over that part) but I’ve found myself staring longingly at…shapeless dresses.

Found: Surprisingly Flattering Shapeless Maxi Dresses

After much perusing online, I finally ordered two of them, fully intending to send them back. But designers do have a few tricks up their sleeves, so these two pieces are actually sneaky flattering. Also? They’re both forgiving on a soft stomach, even in seriously hot weather.

I've found myself staring longingly at...shapeless dresses. I'm sick of sweatpants, jeans feel like a bridge too far & any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is...out.
Technically, this is a romper.

To quote Amy (who also happened to photograph this nonsense)…there’s something v. Mary Kate & Ashley about these dresses. Now we’re both fans.

Staud Vincent Maxi Shirt Dress

I've found myself staring longingly at...shapeless dresses. I'm sick of sweatpants, jeans feel like a bridge too far & any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is...out.

dress (xs) | similar bracelet

Truth be told, it was the sleeves that got me. Staud’s Vincent Maxi Shirtdress is made from a lightweight cotton poplin, and is dead easy to wear. There’s no tricky bra required, and it looks surprisingly luxe. It’s a perfect dress for entertaining at home, running errands, or even doing school drop-off. Yet it’s cute enough for date night (especially if you unbutton it a bit). I was surprised by how much Mike likes this one.

I've found myself staring longingly at...shapeless dresses. I'm sick of sweatpants, jeans feel like a bridge too far & any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is...out.
I've found myself staring longingly at...shapeless dresses. I'm sick of sweatpants, jeans feel like a bridge too far & any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is...out.
I've found myself staring longingly at...shapeless dresses. I'm sick of sweatpants, jeans feel like a bridge too far & any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is...out.

dress (xs) | bag | similar shoes | similar bracelet


Everlane’s Flowy Romper

I've found myself staring longingly at...shapeless dresses. I'm sick of sweatpants, jeans feel like a bridge too far & any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is...out.

romper (xs) | bag (or similar) | similar shoes | similar bracelet

The back on Everlane’s flowy romper is just so pretty, and I know it looks like a dress, but don’t be fooled: it’s 1000% romper.

I've found myself staring longingly at...shapeless dresses. I'm sick of sweatpants, jeans feel like a bridge too far & any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is...out.

It’s suuuuuper lightweight, making this one of the most comfortable pieces I’ve ever worn. It’s also fully adjustable. I like the back nice and low, but you can tie the straps tighter (and higher) if you prefer.

I've found myself staring longingly at...shapeless dresses. I'm sick of sweatpants, jeans feel like a bridge too far & any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is...out.
I've found myself staring longingly at...shapeless dresses. I'm sick of sweatpants, jeans feel like a bridge too far & any sort of fussy, zippered dress that pinches my waist is...out.

romper (xs) | bag (or similar) | similar shoes | similar bracelet

Shop All The Shapeless Dresses That Caught My Eye

Thoughts? Actually…I’m not sure I even care. 😉 They’re THAT comfortable.

xo,

S

photo credits: Vafa Photography (Thank you, Amy!!)

16 COMMENTS

  1. I’m also feeling the “I don’t give a F” vibe. I think I’m
    going to try the Free People off the shoulder dress and maybe the romper. Rompers always give me pause because of the whole bathroom situation. 🤔

  2. Ooh, yep. I’m feeling this. Last summer was the summer of the caftan; this is the summer (and fall?) of the shapeless dress. Is it my wishful thinking, or do these feel really current and stylish? The Staud, for sure.

    • I just pick the gel manicure that looks the most like that old Chanel Vamp polish. 🙂 In terms of the eyes, I’m using an old Bobbi Brown palette my sister gave me, and am almost out. As soon as I find it, I’ll let you know.

  3. I think the appeal of shapeless dresses in our 40s is definitely a Thing. The beginnings of the older lady “I love how it feels to wear and dont care what anyone thinks” vibe. Although these manage to also look amazing. I think the more shapeless a dress, the more important the fabric. It can succeed just by having good drape/movement or texture or an amazing colour or print.

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